Listen to 18 Holiday Classic Remixes and Covers That Don’t Suck

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If it were up to me, all I’d play at my Christmas party would be Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas album. Sadly, in the age of EDM, the classics alone aren’t going to fly like they did in days of yore. If you want to bask in Ella Fitzgerald’s smooth croons, you best believe that you’re going to need to speed up that bpm and synthesize those instrumentals.

But let’s be clear here, touching the classics is a risky business, which means not every “Jingle Bells” remix is worth its salt. That said, here are some tried-and-true remixes and covers of everything from Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney, that will appease the old souls and hopefully keep the inevitable Avicii crowd at bay. If all else fails, just throw on Diplo’s A Very Decent Christmas:

1. Happy Holiday (Beef Wellington Remix) by Bing Crosby

2. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Yesking Remix) by Billie Holiday

3. The Party’s Right (Remix by PSYCHO LES) by Paul McCartney

4. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (Mangini vs. Pallin Remix) by Ella Fitzgerald

5. Santa Clause Is Comin’ To Town (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) by The Pied Pipers and Johnny Mercer

6. Last Christmas by The xx

7. Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix) by Dean Martin

8. White Christmas (Kaskade Remix) by Bing Crosby

9. Mistletoe And Holly (Kaskade Remix) by Frank Sinatra

10. We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Surf Rockin’ On Chrome Remix) by The Ventures

11. Baby It’s Cold Outside (Mulato Beat Remix) by Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton

12. The Nutcracker Suite (Baz Kuts Break Breaks Remix) by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra

13. The Christmas Song (Michael Kessler Open Fire Remix) by Mel Torme

14. Let Us Adore Him (Come O Ye Faithful) by Kenny Bobien

15. Sleigh Ride Remix by Chadicious

16. ‘Zat You, Santa Claus? (The Heavy Remix) by Louis Armstrong and The Commanders

17. Our First Christmas by DJ Spen and The Muthafunkaz

18. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Jimmy Smith

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